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Buick Encore Gets Innovative All-Wheel Drive System

The latest model of the Buick Encore SUV will feature an innovative Active On-Demand all wheel drive system. The new system will send torque to the rear with every start. If there is not any slippage detected, the new system will return the Encore back to primarily front-wheel drive. The traditional system only sends force to the rear when it is a detected that the torque has slipped.

Buick's new AWD system first came to light when engineers were developing an AWD system for the luxury SUV model Buick Enclave. Due to the success of the AWD system on the Enclave, Buick made the decision to apply the system to the smaller Encore. Buick also decided to team up with Borg-Warner to produce a compact coupling system that is triggered by a magnetic charge, which allowed engineers to fit an all-wheel drive system into a compact front-wheel drive system.

The lighter weight of the Buick Encore allows the AWD system to react faster. In addition, the lighter weight makes it easier for the vehicle to control and transmit torque...


20 Things You Didn't Know About the Buick Verano


Everybody knows that the Buick Verano is the newest compact sedan from the respected American company. But there is so much more to learn. Here are twenty things that you did not know about the Verano.

1. Verano is the Spanish word for summer. The Buick corporation would like you to think of summer when you think of their vehicle, but they're afraid to come right out and say it.

2. Advanced security features...

The History of the Buick Brand


The history of the Buick brand is almost a statement of the history of the American automobile industry.

Founder David Buick had to hang on tight in the early days as Buick rode the unpredictable roller-coaster of world events to become not only a pioneer, but a frontrunner of automotive manufacturing.

Along with Walter Marr, Buick built his first automobile in 1900. Horses were still the norm and most people were wary of making a speculative investment in automobile manufacturing. But enough cars were appearing on city streets by 1903 that several businessmen were keen to take the plunge. In 1903, Buick found a group of wagon makers in Flint, Michigan, willing to take the risk and buy his company...

The Angriest Buick Model

Road rage...

We've all had it. At one time or another, we've all found ourselves steaming mad behind the wheel. It can get ugly, but thankfully, we are tucked safely inside of our cars...where our tirades (and gestures) are not immediately noticed by other drivers.

Imagine for a second if your car had a personality of its own and threatened to blow a gasket because of other cars or drivers...

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the 2013 Buick Verano, and I must admit the interview took some interesting, unexpected turns. That being said, with the 2013 Buick Verano's new handling capabilities, those turns were pretty smooth. The interview is just below.

Dave Arbogast: Thank you for taking the time...

How To VAPORIZE Ice From Your Vehicle


Winter is good for all sorts of transformations.

With that said, getting your car ready for winter can be a daunting task.

Gentle morning dew, for example, turns into tenacious ice. Sure, ice is pretty to look at and is sort of fun to slide around on, but it also uses its tentacles of strength to penetrate every crevice of a vehicle and make it all but impossible to open car doors some mornings. And scraping the stuff off windshields is a task of strength and determination.

So...I...

Getting Your Car Ready For Winter



Getting your vehicle ready for the winter months is an important chore for any vehicle owner. By preparing your car, you can avoid high repair bills and breaking down at the worst possible times.

Start preparing your car for winter by having a certified mechanic fix any major problems with the vehicle. Freezing temperatures can make existing problems with a vehicle, such as engine or transmission issues much worse. While he or she is fixing...

The GMC Sierra vs. The Millenium Falcon: Which is better?


This may just be the most important showdown of your life.

First of all, the Millennium Falcon only comes in one color. Two, actually. It comes in its original grey color, and if you attract enough attention from the Empire, it might just turn a soot black from all of the laser blasts headed your way. The GMC Sierra, on the other hand, comes in a variety of colours straight from the factory.

The Millennium...

The Best Buick Model To Go Pick Out a Thanksgiving Turkey In


With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there is a good chance you'll be buying a Thanksgiving turkey in the near future. However, if you are also considering the option of buying a car prior to Thanksgiving, you might be wondering which vehicle will be the best choice for you when it comes to driving to pick out that delicious turkey as well!

Well, when it comes to turkey-shopping vehicles, the truth is nothing?

Buick and the NFL: A Dave Arbogast Case Study

There is nothing more American than good old fashioned NFL Football. It seems that this time of year, football season, is a time when I relate almost everything on my mind into a football  analogy. It's natural. For example, my breakfast at the local roadside diner has decreased in quality for the last few months. They brought in a new cook and my diner has become very Detroit Lions like. It has...